Extended times for voters abroad

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has extended voting hours for South Africans living abroad to ensure all have their say in the upcoming election.

The decision to extend voting hours in four foreign missions is in response to a request by the South African Jewish Board of Deputies. At the same time, special arrangements have also been made for Muslim voters, who expect to start the holy month of Ramadan around election day. Kamogelo Theledi  from Voice of Wits reports. Listen to her package:

Special arrangements for Jewish and Muslim voters

How do you vote if you are homeless?

With the May 8 elections coming ever closer, what happens to the right to vote of homeless people? In this report, Bridget Lepere of Voice of Wits talks to people living on the cold streets of Johannesburg about how they view the election, and to the Independent Electoral Commission on how people vote who don’t have an address.  

Listen here:

Homelessness and the vote – a packaged report from Voice of Wits